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Archive for February, 2014

Store cook fired after comment to NC governor

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — A Charlotte food store cook has been fired for a comment he made to Gov. Pat McCrory.

The Charlotte Observer reported that an employee of Reid’s Fine Foods said he was fired because of a comment he made to the governor Sunday.

Forty-five-year-old Drew Swope had asked McCrory if he could help him, but then said “thanks for nothing” when he realized he was speaking to the governor, with whom he disagrees politically.

McCrory’s security detail complained about the comment and owner Tom Coker says he dismissed Swope because the comment was inappropriate to make to any customer.

Swope says he doesn’t blame Coker for firing him, acknowledging that his comment was “out of turn.”

Swope says McCrory yelled at him after the comment. A gubernatorial spokesman denies that.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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WPD investigating dozen shots fired into home

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating after someone shot into a home Tuesday night.

Police spokeswoman Linda Rawley says at 9 p.m., ShotSpotter picked up shots fired in the 800 block of Queen St. According to Rawley, investigators say it appeared someone stood behind 805 Queen St. and shot into the rear bedroom of 803 Queen. Rawley says about 12 round were fired. She says police found some shell casings at the scene.

According to New Hanover County Dispatch, it appears no one was hurt, but there was some property damage.

Police and the SABLE helicopter searched the area.

Rawley says during the investigation an officer saw a white van turn off 9th St. onto Dawson St. Rawley says when the van turned onto 10th St. two passengers got off and ran out. It is unclear at this time how the van may be connected to the shooting.


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First Alert Weather: Spring-like conditions for the remainder of the week

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Much warmer air – and some shower chances for eastern NC.

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What to expect the next time you visit Freeman Park

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Several changes at Freeman Park should be ready by the busy tourist season this year in Carolina Beach.

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2014 MEC Tournament scores

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Monday was the opening day for the Men's Mideastern Conference Tournament. New Hanover had a first-round bye, but there was tons of other action going on at Brunswick Community College. West Brunswick

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